UGBT: Toronto Bound, Y'all!
Unfortunately, we had some plans fall through so we only have one day in Toronto and one Toronto event. So let's make it the best one ever, shall we?
Olivia and I have spent a few days resting, recuperating, and catching up on real work so we are ready to go in Toronto. The event is tomorrow night and sponsored by Bite PR. Sean Mills, of Bite, is long one of my favorite guys in PR (let's face it, one of the only guys in PR...) and he'll be on hand, along with the lovely and talented Kelly McCarthy and the new head of Bite's Toronto office Will Willis-- a guy so nice, they named him twice.
Bite was incredibly generous to tackle this event for us, so I want to make sure it's amazing. I think 45 people have RSVPed so far, but we can do better than that, right? Go here to pile on. I promise a good time with great conversation. Don't believe me? Go here.
This is actually the best endorsement my UGBT has gotten so far, and made me feel truly humbled to be part of the greater Web 2.0 movement: Des Moines, Kansas City and Omaha are planning a new "Highlight Midwest" event to bring together all the cool people doing cool stuff in so-called Fly Over states. I got an incredibly sweet note from Nathan T. Wright of Des Moines-- who calls these three cities the "Triangle of Awesome"-- with the info, saying, "Always remember that our cities got connected because of your book tour! Wooo!" That's what the UGBT is all about-- an excuse to bring like-minded entrepreneurs and passionate Web people together.
So, Toronto, it's your turn. I know close to nothing about the tech scene there, so come on out and show me what you've got. You can't let little old Memphis show you up, right?
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